Born 125 Years Ago, the Swiss Army Knife Remains a Staple – IGWIIKI

In September 1945, the U.S. armed forces commenced Operation Magic Carpet, the mass demobilization of American soldiers who’d fought in World War II. Some 20,000 troops a day boarded ships bound for home. In their rucksacks, many of the men carried souvenirs like battle flags, helmets and even grenades. Those who’d fought in Europe frequently…

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